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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7493


HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZ, José Manuel; SALINAS SEDO, Gustavo  y  NODAL ORTEGA, Josefina. Essential hyperhidrosis, recommendations for its treatment. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2011, vol.50, n.4, pp.597-601. ISSN 0034-7493.

The essential hyperhidrosis more than a profuse and disproportionate increase in production and excretion of sweat in hands and feet and other sites, is an own clinical entity with a specific symptomatology and a way of to sweat whose features becomes pathognomonic. From the etiological point of view its origin is not confirmed but it is clear that it is a frequent health problem and in turn unknown and undervalued than many other diseases. Fortunately nowadays there is an international scientific interest on this subject and surgery becomes a useful tool, considered it as the better option of treatment. Some undesirable effects in its postoperative evolution cast a shadow on the prognosis and motivate researchers to look for techniques variants allowing for improve the current results. With this same interest in the National Center of Minimal Access a national and international workshop on hyperhidrosis is held each year. In past three years at the end of these scientific events consensus meeting have been held together with the invited national and foreign professors. Conclusions from these meeting are the objective of present paper to add its treatment to protocol avoiding most of undesirable effects or the negative effects.

Palabras clave : essential hyperhidrosis; surgery; consensus.

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